Friday, September 28, 2012


Avast, Mateys!  Pirate Noir Adventure awaits you this December in “Pirate Eye” from Action Lab Entertainment!
Join ex-pirate and now high-seas detective Smitty as he searches for a beautiful yet elusive lass who has stolen the heart of an influential politician. But can he find her before her deadly secret is discovered? Blimey!
A new spin on noir and crime drama are unleashed in the world of Pirate Eye!
Written by Joe Grahn with commanding art by Carl Yonder, Pirate Eye is a gripping one-shot adventure for any pirate detective fan! Pirate Eye is available for pre-order (Diamond Code OCT120722) with a December release in comic book shops and various digital distribution outlets.
Don’t be a scallywag; drop your duffle and holystone and pre-order your copy of Pirate Eye!
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Action Lab Entertainment was founded in 2010 by a group of indie comic creators with the sole intent of publishing the most diverse, thought provoking, entertaining comics on the market. Their first major release, FRACTURE, was released in July 2011 followed by the three-time 2012 Glyph Comics Award winning and two-time 2012 Eisner Award nominated PRINCELESS. Action Lab continues to publish genre spanning comics from the all-ages MONSTERS ARE JUST LIKE US, and mature reader books like SNOWED IN and DOUBLE JUMPERS.


DISH Customers Who Are Being Denied Access to Their Favorite
Scripted Drama Series* Can Register for the Free Live Stream at

New York, NY, September 28, 2012 – In response to DISH taking away its customers’ favorite scripted drama series on basic cable* – The Walking Dead - AMC is offering all DISH subscribers a special live stream of the hit show’s season three premiere episode on Sunday, October 14, at 9PM ET/6PM PT on  This streaming event will run concurrently with the television debut so DISH subscribers who are fans of the series can experience this highly-anticipated premiere at the same time it’s available to all other cable and satellite subscribers.  

Beginning Friday, September 28 at 9 AM ET, DISH subscribers can register for access to the free live stream of “The Walking Dead” at

AMC stated: "To gain leverage in an unrelated lawsuit, DISH has decided to deny their customers access to AMC shows including ‘The Walking Dead,’ the series that has shattered basic cable ratings records.  Although ‘The Walking Dead’ is the #1 basic cable scripted drama for DISH customers, DISH has stated it has no plans to bring back AMC.  DISH customers who want to watch the entire season at the same time as the rest of the country should switch television providers now…time is running out.”

DISH dropped AMC, as well as its sister networks, IFC, WE tv and Sundance Channel to gain leverage in an unrelated lawsuit.  DISH customers may find information on how to switch providers at

“The Walking Dead,” hailed by Entertainment Weekly as the “greatest thriller ever produced for television” follows Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors who must not only fight the dead, but also face a whole new fear: the living.  Season three of “The Walking Dead” will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 14 and the final episodes returning beginning February 2013.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics,
“The Walking Dead” stars Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, IronE Singleton, and Melissa McBride.
 Joining the cast for season three are David Morrissey and Danai Gurira along with her zombie pets.

The series is executive produced by show runner Glen Mazzara, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert with Greg Nicotero, Denise Huth and Evan Reilly as co-executive producers.

The season premiere of “The Walking Dead” will be complemented by a wealth of exclusive content at Fans can check out “Inside The Walking Dead” videos, episode sneak peeks, “Talked About Scenes,” “Talking Dead” bonus scenes, production diary interviews with the cast and crew, production photo galleries, fan trivia and new behind-the scenes videos from the set in Atlanta.

The season premiere of “The Walking Dead,” coincides with AMC’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMC Fearfest.  Celebrating its 16th year, AMC Fearfest will feature 19 consecutive days of themed programming and more than 70 films, running from Saturday, October 13 through Wednesday, October 31.

“The Walking Dead” reigns as the most watched drama series on basic cable for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 and is the highest rated scripted drama series among DISH subscribers (Source: Nielsen Media Research 4Q11 – 1Q12 A 18-49 (000) Dish Universe. The series has garnered two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up, a Golden Globe® Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, and a WGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media, among other accolades.

* “The Walking Dead” is the highest rated scripted drama series among DISH subscribers (Source: Nielsen Media Research 4Q11 – 1Q12 A 18-49 (000) Dish Universe.

About AMC
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series - Drama for three consecutive years.  Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories.  AMC's original stories include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” and “Hell on Wheels.”  AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get Enough and AMC’s Crazy About. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv.  AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.  AMC: Story Matters HereSM.
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For Immediate Release
Boston Comics Roundtable Unleashes Hellbound III: Darkness Anthology of Horror Comics

BOSTON, September 24—The Boston Comics Roundtable, in partnership with River Bird Comics, is pleased to announce the publication of “Hellbound III: Darkness,” an anthology of all-new horror comics by artists and writers from greater Boston.

The Art Edition of Hellbound III: Darkness will debut on September 29 at the third annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE), and be available at selected comics shops in the region and online. The Art Edition, at 8.5 x 11 inches, features black and white art with a  wraparound full color cover nearly a yard long, designed by Roho and featuring art by Jerel Dye. Following this initial printing, a regular edition will be available at local comic stores, shows, and online.

The Boston Comics Roundtable’s annual Hellbound collections have won the praise of many comics critics. Roz Young at Sequential Tart called last year’s edition “a wonderful set of frighteningly fiendish stories.” Brigid Alverson at Robot 6 wrote, “The craftsmanship in this volume is impressive.” Jen Vaughn of the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont called the collection “perfect for the horror fan.” That edition, Hellbound II, was nominated for a New England Art Award in the category of best book.

Hellbound III: Darkness continues in the same horrifying tradition with eleven chilling tales that examine the darkness that lies within all of us. These gruesome narratives feature some of New England’s best artists and writers. Tak Toyoshima, creative director at Dig Publishing, offers a quick taste of zombies. Poet and “horror burlesque” impresario Janaka Stucky teams with tattoo artist Josh Wallis for a story set in a mortuary. Lindsay Moore, Donna Martinez, and Joey Peters explore the dark side of high-school overachievers. Even baseball gets the horror treatment in “America’s Pastime” by Stephen Cartisano and Ellen T. Crenshaw.

The creators work in a variety of styles. Kimball Anderson’s “No, He Can Come” uses totally black backgrounds while James the Vampire’s art may look light and airy but hides terror underneath. Jacob Oley and Gregery Miller collaborate on a nightmarish character sketch named “Vimshaw.” Alison Burke and Tara Harris of explore the woods at night. Joshua D. Hoaglund’s “Vengeance” and Adrian Rodriguez’s “Pedestrian” are both nearly wordless, with one story taking place on a whaling ship and the other in a modern city. Jon Clark’s “Void” closes out the volume with the chilling words of a love too far.

The editorial team for Hellbound III included Jerel Dye as story editor and Kyle Anderson as art editor with supplied additional illustrations by Gregery Miller and Roho. This volume was designed and produced by Uruguay born Roho, owner/publisher of River Bird Comics and creator of Hellbound.

The Art Edition of “Hellbound III: Darkness” costs $25.00 and it’s available for preorder here.

Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender Lead an Extraordinary Cast in the Epic Sci-Fi Thriller Debuting on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD


Contains Over Seven Hours of Bonus Material Including an Alternate Opening and Ending, Deleted and Alternate Scenes and Access to Peter Weyland’s Files

LOS ANGELES, CA. (September 28, 2012) – Renowned director Ridley Scott takes fans on a gripping sci-fi adventure that “kicks ass so hard and often that it's impossible not to be thrilled by it” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Launching into space to discover the mysterious creators of the human race, the “genuinely epic” (Tom Long, Detroit News) film, PROMETHEUS, debuts globally on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. An unmatched home entertainment experience, watch the highly-anticipated blockbuster hit in the format it was meant to be viewed, stunning 3D high-definition.

Written by Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) and Jon Spaihts, PROMETHEUS features outstanding performances by Academy Award® winner* Charlize Theron (Monster), Golden Globe®-nominee* Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), Guy Pearce (Memento), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Logan Marshall-Green (Devil).

Archeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Marshall-Green) discover a star map that they interpret as an invitation from humanity's forerunners, the “Engineers.” Determined to find out more about them, the couple boards the scientific vessel Prometheus, created and funded by Peter Weyland (Pearce), CEO of Weyland Corporation. Lead by mission director Meredith Vickers (Theron) and monitored by Weyland’s android David (Fassbender), the team of explorers find a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth and embark on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe where they fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Loaded with over seven hours of bonus material, the PROMETHEUS 4-Disc Collector’s Edition and 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack feature the original theatrical release and are available in premium packaging.  Fans can get the ultimate Prometheus experience with an Alternate Opening and Ending, Deleted and Alternate Scenes, access to “Peter Weyland’s Files,” commentary by directors and writers, a cutting-edge Prometheus Weyland Corp. Archive Second Screen App and more! 

*2004, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Monster
**2012, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama, Shame

PROMETHEUS 4-Disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray Special Features
Disc 1
Theatrical Cut
Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott
Commentary by Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof
The Peter Weyland Files
Deleted and Alternate Scenes that include an Alternate Opening / Ending
Prometheus - Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App
Disc 2
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus
Enhancement Pods
Weyland Corp Archive
Screen Tests
Disc 3
3D Theatrical Cut of Movie
Disc 4
DVD / Digital Copy

PROMETHEUS 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Features
Disc 1
Theatrical Cut
Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott
Commentary by Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof
The Peter Weyland Files
Deleted and Alternate Scenes that include an Alternate Opening / Ending
Prometheus - Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App
Disc 2
DVD / Digital Copy

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital HD™. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


NEW YORK (September 26, 2012)How far can, and will, law enforcement go to keep the peace? What happens when peace doesn’t feel the same as justice?  That’s the question faced by the Strategic Response Unit (SRU) on the new and highly-anticipated fifth season of Flashpoint, the popular crime drama, premiering on ION Television on Tuesday, October 16 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT.

The thirteen, original one-hour episodes (airing Tuesdays at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT) follow Team One, an elite police unit that specializes in high-risk critical incidents and faces their toughest challenges yet.  While trained in physical and emotional tactics to deal with extreme situations, they find themselves contemplating the very reasons they chose their paths as police officers. For Team One, the deeply personal journeys of the group pulsate through each episode, building to a powerful finale.
Flashpoint, a nail-biting cop drama, is an emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled lives of a group of police in the Strategic Response Unit. Members of a highly-skilled tactical team, they're trained in negotiating, profiling and getting inside the subject's head to understand the emotional breaking point (the "flashpoint") that triggered the crisis. The series stars an impressive list of talent, including Hugh Dillon (Durham County) as Ed Lane, team leader and lead sniper; Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars) as Gregory Parker, team sergeant and head negotiator; Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity) as Julianna “Jules” Callaghan, profiler and secondary negotiator; David Paetkau (“Whistler”) as Sam Braddock, the young, hot-shot sniper; Sergio Di Zio (Just Buried) as Mike “Spike” Scarlatti, bomb tech and communications specialist; and Clé Bennett (The Line) as Rafik “Raf” Rousseau, Team One’s newest diamond-in-the-rough recruit.

Flashpoint is produced by Pink Sky Entertainment and Avamar Entertainment in association with CTV and ION Television. Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos serve as executive producers, and co-creators Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern helm the writing department. David Frazee is the Series Consultant.

About ION Television
A leading U.S. general entertainment network, ION Television combines high-quality programming and dependable distribution with an attitude of innovation and growth. Its "Positively Entertaining" network brand positioning features a formula of proven series, an expansive catalog of blockbuster movies and a commitment to introduce new original programming. ION Television is one of the fastest growing networks in the nation. A top 15-rated entertainment network among Adults 25-54 and Women 25-54, ION is the only entertainment network with double-digit growth three years in a row. For more information, visit
Farmhouse, a psychological neo noir thriller, is written by playwright Elizabeth J. Musgrave (Hell Comes to Hollywood) and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (Spawn).  

Sept. 27, 2012 (Los Angeles) Frank Forte announces that Asylum Press will release  the original graphic novel 
Farmhouse as an ongoing web comic series and digital app.
Farmhouse is the story of a drifter named Sam Corneile who returns home to take a job at a local mental institution where he discovers a group of patients being exploited under an art therapy regimen. While there, he falls for Helen, a feisty but troubled woman who dares him to confront his past. This psychological thriller examines what lurks deep within the human mind, both sane and insane.

“This was my first graphic novel and it was very exciting to see it come to life visually”, explains writer Elizabeth J. Musgrave, “Szymon really nailed the dark and gritty feel of the characters and the mental ward.”

"Farmhouse was a challenging story for me to illustrate, it provided me the opportunity to work in a different style that complimented the setting", says Szymon Kudranski, "If anyone is interested in how my work looked before Spawn and Penguin, they should check out that book."
Farmhouse #1 is 100% FREE and available on Comixology, ComicsPlus (Iverse), Graphicly, Diamond Digital, MyDigitalComics, DrivethruComics, Amusedom as well as stand alone apps and epubs on KindleFire, Nook, Kobo, ibookstore, and Googlebooks.  Forthcoming issues will all be .99.

“We wanted to make the book inexpensive and available to as many people as possible,” explains publisher Frank Forte.

“We’re very excited about the possibility of reaching so many people all over the world, “ explains publisher Frank Forte, “tablets and smart phone ownership is exploding and we want to provide great comics content.  The one obstacle we face is coordinating releases an all platforms and devices.  We’ll be updating which comics are available on which platforms on our website.”

Farmhouse web comic is updated Monday, Wednesday and Friday and can be seen at:

Asylum Press digital initiative cover preview link:
Asylum Press can be found on the web

ELIZABETH J. MUSGRAVE BIOElizabeth J. Musgrave is a working writer who has just finished her first graphic novel Farmhouse,  illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (Spawn) and to be published by Asylum Press. Her short story Cattle Call was just published in the horror anthologyHell Comes To Hollywood Published by Big Time Books.  She is currently finishing her first novella, 85 Boys.  Her scripts have placed in Scriptapalooza and Writer’s Script Network. Her play Darwin’s Pâté and short play “The Soundman” were produced in Los Angeles.  Her second graphic novel, Darwin’s Pâté, based on her play, is in production.
SZYMON KUDRANSKI BIOSzymon Kudranski is the current artist on Todd MacFarlane’s SPAWN.  He has worked on such titles as Batman:Detective Comics, Peguin:Pride and Predjudice, Zombie Cop, 30 days of Night Annual, Warlash, Asylum of Horrors, and Repluse. Szymon has collaborated with many publishers including Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Markosia, and BOOM! Studios. Szymon works and resides in Poland.
ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS:Founded in 1999 by Frank Forte, Asylum Press is a unique publishing house specializing in high profile projects from some of the industry's biggest rising stars. Steve Mannion’s Fearless Dawn is the company’s newest title and has been a great fan favorite.  Publishing action/adventure comics with Black Powder: A Bloody Frontier Adventure, Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns, Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis. And continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, Asylum of Horrors, Zombie Terrors, EEEK!  Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing. Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors, Liber Distributors and Tony Shenton and to the Booktrade by SCB Distributors, Ingram and Baker and Taylor.  Distributed in the U.K. by Turnaround Distribution.
NBM For November: The First A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium
Collects Three Previously Released Volumes From Creator Rick Geary!

In this first omnibus volume from Geary’s increasingly storied Treasuries of Murder: the first trilogy of murders that made up the very first volume of this series, Jack the Ripper as only he can narrate it, The Beast of Chicago about H.H. Holmes, possibly the first serial murderer with chilling methodical means and The Fatal Bullet about the assassination of president James Garfield.
6×9, 228pp., B&W hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 9781561637041
See Previews *  see more Geary

And a delayed solicitation shipping in October from Eurotica
Cornnell Clarke’s very next Peanut Butter adventure in college sex steps up to the orgy level with some serious kionk thrown in! At last, Omaha is nearing completion in this issue! Don’t missd the builup to the grand finale! Also, more of Mona X, Gambedotti’s 3 of a Kind, District 69, It Could Happen to You. With a beautiful cover of the erotic actress Katsuni.
Quarterly magazine, full color, 8 ½ x11, $5.95

New Full-Color Graphic Novel Series From VIZ Kids Imprint And Inspired By Animated Television Series And Trading Card Game Debuts In October

San Francisco, CA, September 26, 2012 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, thrills action fans of all ages with the launch of the original graphic novel series REDAKAI, inspired by the innovative trading card game developed by Spin Master and corresponding Cartoon Network animated series. REDAKAI Volume 1 joins the VIZ Kids imprint with its debut on October 2nd, is rated ‘A’ for All Ages, and will carry an MSRP of $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN.

REDAKAI Volume 1 has stories by Aubrey Sitterson and Mike Raicht, with artwork by Write Height Media, Zack Turner and Dan Ciurczak, and follows the adventures of Team Stax as they race against competitors searching the world for mystical Kairu energy, the primal power of the universe.  In the hands of good, Kairu is a living energy that guides the universe. But in the hands of evil, Kairu is the most destructive power in the world. Those who can harness it can eventually obtain the highest rank of Kairu warrior: Redakai. Ky, Maya and Boomer are Team Stax. Together they plan to conquer the Kairu!

In the first feature length adventure, “Invasion of the Gilfreem” by Aubrey Sitterson, Ky, Maya and Boomer investigate a mysterious source of Kairu and land smack in the middle of an alien invasion! But not everything is always as it seems. Is it really all up to Team Stax to save Earth from the Gilfreem? Then, in the second story, “Home, Kairu, Home” by Mike Raicht, there’s trouble on Boomer’s family farm. Is a rival team stealing animals to extract Kairu energy?!

“REDAKAI appeals to fans of all ages of old-school adventure mixed with sci-fi and modern gaming-based storytelling,” says Joel Enos, Editor. “There are aliens, bad guys, and rival teens, all on a quest to conquer the mysterious primordial energy of Kairu. We’re adding a whole new dimension to the vivid world of REDAKAI that’s also a great entry point for readers new to the story!”

REDAKAI is a co-production from Spin Master Ltd. and Marathon Media, A Zodiak Kids company, and debuted in North America in 2011 on Cartoon Network. Spin Master also launched the trading card game, featuring exclusive Blast3D™ technology, in 2011. A line of REDAKAI action figures and trading cards is currently available at toy and game retailers.

For more information on REDAKAI, please visit

For more information on VIZ Media, please visit

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA magazine and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.  Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at
New Image Comics series by Stephenson and Bellegarde premieres in November

Dade Ellis, Simon Grimshaw, Emerson Strange, and Thomas Walker were the Fab Four of science, ushering in a new boom of scientific advancement as the research group World Corp. They changed the world and became the most celebrated scientists of all time, but somewhere along the way, it all went wrong.

Welcome to the new Age of Enlightenment. Welcome to NOWHERE MEN, an all-new Image Comics series by Eric Stephenson (LONG HOT SUMMER) and Nate Bellegarde (BRIT, INVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE & REX SPLODE), with colors by Jordie Bellaire (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS) and design by Fonografiks (SAGA, THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE), debuting in November.

NOWHERE MEN marks Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson's return to the writer's chair to tell a story he's been burning to write.

"For years, I've been fascinated by the notion of a world where science shaped our culture in a similar way to popular music back in the 1960s," explained Stephenson. "We've seen hints of that world in film and television, but I've always wondered what burden being at the forefront of that kind of cultural revolution would carry. The Beatles fell apart at the end of the '60s – if science did actually supplant rock 'n' roll, how would the trailblazers of that movement fare? And if an individual like Steve Jobs could have such a profound impact on society, what would happen if a group of equally brilliant minds joined together with a common cause?"

Stephenson added: "I've been working on this for a number of years, but the timing just seemed right given that this year is Image's 20th anniversary, and Image Comics itself represented a bold shift in thinking that, in many ways, changed comics forever. It's not a coincidence that the business model established by the Image founders not only allows, but encourages someone like me to share my own creativity."

NOWHERE MEN is brought to punk-rock pop-art life by Nate Bellegarde whose meticulously detailed style previously graced Robert Kirkman's BRIT and INVINCIBLE PRESENTS: ATOM EVE & REX SPLODE.  

"NOWHERE MEN gives me the chance to illustrate the gleaming, unfulfilled promise of 'yesterday's tomorrow, today,'" said Bellegarde. "I get to bring life to intricate characters and really sink my teeth into the sci-fi genre, taking the best influences from classic sci-fi films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alien and groundbreaking comics visions like Enki Bilal's Nikopol Trilogy, Geof Darrow's work on Hard Boiled and Frank Quitely's run on All-Star Superman to create a vivid, idyllic new world that is as much of a thrill to draw as it is to dream about."

THE WALKING DEAD creator and Image Comics partner Robert Kirkman added: "One of the things I love about Eric Stephenson is he can talk the talk and walk the walk. The best thing about being an Image partner is having a stake in a company that facilitates the creative vision of people who have unique things to say. I love that our Publisher isn't just some suit, but a creative guy whose work can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best the industry has to offer. That's what makes Image different from everybody else: We're in it because we love the creativity of comics. I can't wait to read this comic every month."

NOWHERE MEN is a full-color ongoing series making its debut on November 21. Priced at only $2.99, each issue is 32 pages and 100% advertisement-free. The first issue (SEP120393) is available for pre-order in the September issue of Previews. For anyone interested in getting a sneak peek at Stephenson's and Bellegarde's brave new world, check out the three-page teaser in the back of THE WALKING DEAD #102 (AUG128248), on sale now.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
Named "Outstanding Comic Book Writer" for work on GREEN WAKE

Image Comics and Shadowline congratulate Kurtis J. Wiebe, who was named Outstanding Comic Book Writer by the Joe Shuster Awards for his work on his series GREEN WAKE and THE INTREPIDS.

Wiebe was named the winner of the Shuster Award on September 15 in a ceremony in Montreal, Quebec. Name after Superman's co-creator, the artist Joe Shuster, the award recognizes outstanding work by Canadian comic book creators. The judges noted that Wiebe "was selected primarily for his work on the profound and affecting Green Wake."

Published by Jim Valentino's Image Comics imprint Shadowline, GREEN WAKE is a murder mystery set in a dream-like town where the residents forget their pasts and no one ever leaves. The art is by Riley Rossmo, who is also the artist on the Wiebe-penned DEBRIS and co-writer and artist on REBEL BLOOD.

"We are especially proud of Kurtis, a rising star in one of Image's and Shadowline's best years in a very long time," said Valentino. "It's great to see talent acknowledged and appreciated in this manner. Well done."

In an interview at IGN, Wiebe spoke about the very personal nature of the series, which he created while going through a divorce. "When I won the [Shuster] award for that series it made me realize that this series, despite its early end... had profoundly affected those that read it," he said. "It mattered to them. That's a huge victory to me and made it very worthwhile to struggle through the writing process which was, really, a grieving period in my life."
GREEN WAKE encompasses ten issues and is collected into two trade paperback volumes.
Wiebe is one of Image/Shadowline's most prolific creators. His other Shadowline titles include GRIM LEAPER, PETER PANZERFAUST, and DEBRIS.
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Booze. Broads. Demons... And Dead Kids.
Contraband Comics Explores
Supernatural-Noir In Newest Title.

September 26th, 2012, Tempe, AZJack Rabbit #1 is an all-new supernatural-noir thriller from creator-owned comic book publisher, Contraband Comics. Set in 1930’s Los Angeles, the story follows ex-boxer-turned-private detective, Jackson “Jack Rabbit” Quaid, as he navigates a seedy and increasingly surreal underworld of the occult.
Available digitally in both a FREE 11-page preview and a $0.99 24-page Standard Issue release, Jack Rabbit #1 is Contraband Comics' newest release through their exclusive digital partnership with iVerse Media. The premiere issue in a five-part limited series from writer, Jon Goff (Spawn, Halo Evolutions), and artist, Jim Hanna (Philly) can be downloaded through the Comics Plus digital comic book app for iOS, Android and desktop viewing, HERE.
“Each of Contraband’s titles are a blend of genres. With Jack Rabbit, Jim and I are mixing a heavy dose of noir with a variety of elements from horror and the supernatural to a touch of sci-fi and even a bit of a POP sensibility,” Contraband Comics founder, Jon Goff said. “The end result, we hope, is an experience that drags the reader through the muck of Jack’s life, but in an occasionally cringe-worthy, ultimately entertaining manner.”
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About Contraband Comics
Formed in 2012, Contraband Comics is a creator-owned, independent comic book publisher with a focus on providing quality titles across multiple genres. Founded by writer/artist, Jon Goff, and featuring a talented line-up of comic book creators, including Travis Sengaus, Marat Mychaels, Jim Hanna, Fco Plascencia, Comicraft and more, Contraband’s only goal is to entertain. Contrabrand Comics are available exclusively on iVerse Media’s ComicsPlus digital platform. Learn more about Contraband Comics on their Website:

About Jon Goff
Jon Goff has developed content for comic books, action figures and video games while working with many of the top companies across the entertainment industry, including The McFarlane Companies, 343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios, Marvel Comics, MEGA Brands, Gentle Giant Studios, WETA Workshop, ABC Studios, Tor Books, DK Publishing, Prima Games and more. Jon’s credits include Tor Books’ Halo-themed anthology, Halo Evolutions, the monthly Spawn comic book title and The Adventures of SPAWN online comic. Follow Jon on Twitter: @Jonathan_Goff

About Jim Hanna
Jim Hanna is an artist/writer based in Mesa, Arizona. He has provided art for Arcana Studio, Upper Deck, Red 5 Comics, Cryptozoic Entertainment and Marvel/The Hero Initiative. Jim’s newest project is the creator-owned title, Jack Rabbit, part of Contraband Comics’ initial wave of titles. Follow Jim on Twitter: @jimhanna

About iVerse Media. LLC
iVerse Media ( is a digital content distributor focused on the world of comics and popular culture. Founded in 2008, the company was one of the first to launch digital comics on Apple’s iOS platform. As of April 2012, over 12 million products in the iOS App Store have been downloaded that are powered by iVerse, making the “iVerse Engine” one of the most popular and widely used platforms for reading digital comics in the world. The company is principally located in Waco, TX.
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